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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ffidoy, 29, 1972 THE LETHBRiDGE HtlMD 21 Deprived children not unintelligent HAROLD M. SCHMKCK Jit. New York Times Service WASHINGTON A noted student of human psychological Kagan, professor of human development in Harvard's de- partment of psychology and so- cial relations, gave one of a re- development has a word of ries of special "invited lee- good cheer for those who fear lures" at the annual scientific that early deprivation may) meeting. Some scien- doom children to lifelong intel-1 lists from all fields are expect- lectual inferiority. wl to attend the sessions, which Dr. Jerome Kagan of liar-1 contiime through Satur- vard University said that the j day. evidence from several years of Many in the United States study showed that the outlook for such children was much have feared that social depri- vation in infancy early rno-re hopeful ihan many per-1 childhood may make slum chil- tons had bcb'eved. I drtm pe.-manantly dull arid "Intellectual development is j doom them to a vicious circle much more plastic and rever-1 jn which they never rise above sihle than anyone has sur-', the slums because their mental be said at the annual, jw doing so have titan meeting here of the American blunted in childhood Association la: the Advance- ment of Science. ?'or more than three years. Kagan and his colleagues have tested this hj-po'.hesis through j comparative studies of middle- class American children and youngsters horn and up in primitive, impoverished I rural villages of Guatemala. i Because of village custom and fear of illness, the Guate- i malan children v; h o were studied dirt not even leave the huts in which they lived until after they were a year old. They had no toys, and their mothers did not ordinarily play Crushed orange MONTREAL (CPj Tne Federation des Magasins Co- ops, a Quebec consumer group, charged here that independ- ent laboratory tests show that i ulj. thera rne young- none of the K top-selling brands j slers from their in- of orange juice is 100 per cent i farcv E6verely retarded by pure as advertised on tneir la-1 states standards, Kagan bels. j said at a crjnference, Tne group said in a statement j rr -I C- for ing praise s. Pearson OTTAWA (C Lester Pearson's Through mild-mannered and warm, her _ Ji '-ears of U-ughtc-r burbling out at the wife. Marvo.-u was slightest provoption. Any tart- always by his hid-: my in her wit was shvf ys di- ing her distaste for jrjblic life, retted at herself, not at others, but never wavering in her uri-. She and her husband, in pn- vate, would eic-hange eodless tiiat never co-ild bi-io to stinting devotion band. "She would have ever.- right cV.-p affection. to complain." Mr. I'eav.'i.- once or, campaign air- planes, it wo'JJd be her turn: "When she marred re. she "Come on. Mike, let's go." expected a quiet life x-. the wife .Other times, it v.ould be his of a historv teacher, ir.'i f think turn. "Okay, Mar.on, here we she married me to K'.-t through her final year. She ci'j get through that year, but how she got through the Vi r.ever know.1' Close friends later to ub- serve that Mrs. Pears'jp. not only got through 40 yeirs, but she helped her hu-sb measurably alo.'.g w RAISED CHII.DKEX As the wife of a tr diplomat, she tv drf.-n tr.d later, -.vhrin h'r hus go again OUT D'.iing the period her hus- Lr.nd -.vas prime minister. Mrs. was quoted widely as saying things that were rft. classics of political discretion. But they were always im- viewpoints Like: "How does it feel to be back on the Prairies, Mrs. lir.z "I prefer the climate on the .US- CO of the juices met federal food and drug specificat-ons o! a minimum of one-half gram of total acidity per litre. Actual amounts varied be- tween .20 and .33 grams while another key ingredient of or- ange fell short of federal require- ments. he said. The conventional assumption would be that they would never recover. But observatkn and data from testing showed that I the conventional assumption was wrong and the retardation reversible. THE LATE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS LADY Former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson with his Mcryon in an informal picture taken a few years ago in the gar- d n of Iheir home in Ottawa. They are displaying o bou- D.UE! of light red tulips named "Lester 8. Pearson tulips" by a Dutch grower. (CP Wirepholo. Ar.d when the Pearsons were wiidiy applauded during a visit to Edmonton's Klondike Days celebrations. Mrs. Pearson turned to her husband and asked: "If they clap for you like this, why don't some of them vote for you'" Mr. Pearson loved to repeat spawn second thoughts Scientists take swipe at vasectomies If recent, ir.g here this week, siraports, not an innocuous any in- j fears that sterlization operation j soma would beue-.e. the same way during infancy.! tests with rats Analysis showed 32-mir.ee i tweer, them and middle-class i Amerixn Association fo- the conclude in a scien-Jfic paper scientists said, crrntainer held orjv 29.7 ounces American children who pre-' Advancement of Science, meet- i mat a vasectomy operajon is The changes, in rats, a high incidence ra cysts, an in- crease in white blood-cell activ- itv, and softened an atrophied off had infancies' that Yet tests of four, five and sU- and two others 30.4. sumably Group spokesman Gilles Rob- ert said the tests did reveal one thing in the producers favor however: most of the !3 sam- y e a r-old Guatemalan had a higher vitamin C showed that they were as much consent than required. as three years behind their Am- i Mr. Robert said the results erican counterparts, were obtained by comparing; Kagan said that an earlier two testing older, study of children in official method still used by the who had bad sparse stimulation federal government and a in infancy supported the con- widely-adopted newer ms-.hod.! elusions emerging from the re- Ke said the older test is com-1 search in Guatemala. Further- inonly known to be less accu- i move, he said, recently publish- ed studies of monkeys railed in of the ar.alvsis were isolation showed that were much more enriched, psy-1 -n 7 i 7 chologically, Kagan said. SGXUttl TeVOlUtlOll c-W_ I published in z monthly maga-! c-ould reepver from the ah- ZIM distributed by the at i normal circumstances of their cutlets of food store chain. early lives. By HENRY KAMM New York Times Service EELFORT, France The sexual revolution has broken pamphlet be read and discuss- j ed in the class that had been studying the theories of Freud lar.d Wilhelm Reich. The U-acn- tissue. The scientists warned that the present study indicates a cau- tionary approach towards va- nceckri, along with studies to adequately ermine the scientific validitj- surgical techniques in tbej- Blockages of the tissues also have caused the observed and atrophy of the tes- _______the rats. The damage and atrophy in turn resulted in testicles that were smaller, softer and abnormal to appear- e, with consequent lowering through cotur.k-'is travelled Canada continually and the rigors of fo-j general election while Mr. Pearson ihhs series "The World Around Us" "Yukon, Home of the Klondike" CFCN-TV Monday Jan. 1s! p.m. canciDian western naruraLoas componv Limrreo Serving A'te'tsns sines 1912 ;